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Simulations of Employment for Individuals in LIMTCP Consumption-poor Households in Tanzania and Ghana, 2012

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  • Thomas Masterson
  • Kijong Kim
  • Fernando Rios-Avila

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New methodology for producing employment microsimulations is introduced, with a focus on farms and household nonfarm enterprises. Previous simulations have not dealt with the issue of reduced production in farm and nonfarm household enterprises when household members are placed in paid employment. In this paper, we present a method for addressing the trade-off between paid employment and the farm and nonfarm business activities individuals may already be engaged in. The implementation of the simulations for Ghana and Tanzania is described and the quality of the simulation results is assessed.

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  • Thomas Masterson & Kijong Kim & Fernando Rios-Avila, 2016. "Simulations of Employment for Individuals in LIMTCP Consumption-poor Households in Tanzania and Ghana, 2012," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_871, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Thomas Masterson & Ajit Zacharias, 2018. "Wage Employment and the Prospects of Women's Economic Empowerment: Some Lessons from Ghana and Tanzania," Economics Policy Note Archive 18-4, Levy Economics Institute.

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    Keywords

    LIMTCP; Microsimulation; Ghana; Tanzania; Employment; Unpaid Family Labor; Household Production; Time Use;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C40 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - General
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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